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Sheldon van der Linde

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Sheldon van der Linde
Sheldon van der Linde 2019 DTM Hockenheim (May) FP2.jpg
van der Linde in DTM 2019
NationalitySouth Africa South African
Born (1999-05-13) 13 May 1999 (age 21)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Related toEtienne van der Linde (uncle)
Kelvin van der Linde (brother)
Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters career
Debut season2019
Current teamBMW Team RBM
Car number31
Starts36
Wins1
Poles1
Fastest laps1
Best finish6th in 2020
Previous series
2017



2016
2015
2014
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
ADAC GT Masters
TCR Benelux
Audi Sport TT Cup
Volkswagen Cup South Africa
South Africa Polo Cup Championship
Championship titles
2015
2014
Volkswagen Cup South Africa
South Africa Polo Cup Championship

Sheldon van der Linde (born 13 May 1999) is a South African motor racing driver, who currently drives for Rowe Racing in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters and BMW Motorsport works driver.

Career

van der Linde begun his motorsport career at the age of six, racing karts in his native South Africa. He would go on to win multiple national titles before making the transition to racing cars in 2014. In his first season of car racing, van der Linde won the South Africa Polo Cup Championship in dominant fashion. He would go on to win the Volkswagen Cup South Africa the following year.[1]

For 2016, van der Linde raced in the Audi Sport TT Cup, one of the support categories of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters. He would make an immediate impact, winning both races of the opening round at the Hockenheimring. Scoring multiple podiums, as well as two wins, secured van der Linde fourth in his debut season. Thereafter, he has competed in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, ADAC GT Masters, and both Blancpain GT Series'.

In January 2019, it was announced that van der Linde would be driving for BMW Team RBM in the 2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season; thereby making him the first South African driver to compete in the series.[2]

Racing record

Career summary

Season Series Team Races Wins Poles F. Laps Podiums Points Position
2014 South Africa Polo Cup Championship Ferodo Junior Racing Team 14 4 7 8 12 345 1st
2015 Volkswagen Cup South Africa Signature Motorsport ? ? ? ? ? ? 1st
2016 Audi Sport TT Cup Audi Sport 14 4 3 3 6 231 4th
2017 TCR BeNeLux Touring Car Championship Comtoyou Racing 3 1 0 1 2 105 16th
TCR BeNeLux Touring Car Championship - Junior 3 1 0 1 2 55 8th
ADAC GT Masters Aust Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 20 27th
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD Montaplast by Land-Motorsport 1 1 0 0 1 36 52nd
2018 ADAC GT Masters Montaplast by Land-Motorsport 14 1 0 0 6 136 2nd
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship - GTD 4 0 0 1 0 96 22nd
Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup 1 0 0 0 1 34 10th
Belgian Audi Club Team WRT 4 0 0 0 0
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup 2 0 0 0 0 6.5 21st
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup - Silver Cup 2 0 1 1 2 22.5 10th
2019 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters BMW Team RBM 18 0 1 0 0 42 13th
Intercontinental GT Challenge BMW 1 0 0 0 0 6 22nd
2020 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters BMW Team RBM 18 1 0 1 1 108 6th
ADAC GT Masters Schubert Motorsport 2 0 0 0 0 6 39th
Intercontinental GT Challenge BMW 1 1 0 0 1 25 10th
2021 2021 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters Rowe Racing

Complete Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters results

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Year Entrant Chassis 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Rank Points
2019 BMW Team RBM BMW M4 Turbo DTM HOC
1

6
HOC
2

14
ZOL
1

11
ZOL
2

5
MIS
1

9
MIS
2

9
NOR
1

Ret
NOR
2

Ret
ASS
1

10
ASS
2

15
BRH
1

8
BRH
2

7
LAU
1

16
LAU
2

11
NÜR
1

7
NÜR
2

16
HOC
1

16
HOC
2

13
13th 42
2020 BMW Team RBM BMW M4 Turbo DTM SPA
1

15
SPA
2

6
LAU
1

2
LAU
2

15
LAU
1

9
LAU
2

10
ASS
1

7
ASS
2

1
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

6
NÜR
1

8
NÜR
2

4
ZOL
1

6
ZOL
2

10
ZOL
1

13
ZOL
2

7
HOC
1

10
HOC
2

9
6th 108

References

  1. ^ "Sheldon van der Linde - BIOGRAPHY". Retrieved 6 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "BMW completes 2019 DTM roster with Sheldon van der Linde". 17 January 2019. Retrieved 6 February 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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